Beating off stiff competition from girl wonder Cara Delevingne (pictured below), The Daily Mail today has crowned Amanda Holden (pictured above) the new queen of the bushy brow.
Bushy Brows like Amanda and Cara are so ‘now’ but if yours are looking sparse or you want to know some tips and tricks to give the illusion of thicker, fuller brows, then look no further.
If you have sparse or thinning brows then the Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Clinical Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum makes lashes and brows appear longer, fuller and healthier in as little as two weeks. For instant results, use benefit’s Gimme Brow, the buildable micro fibers adhere to skin and hairs so it mimicks the look of real brows. Brush on instantly for more brow…now.
If your brows are naturally thick, you’ll just need to shape and define them. Use Illamasqua’s Eye Brow Cake Powder and fill in the areas that require it. You want the overall finish to look natural, so avoid doing the whole brow. Alternatively, try benefit’s Brow Zing Palette which has a powder, wax and all the tools you need to perfect those brows.
You can also achieve a stronger, bushy brow with a pencil. Try Bobbi Brown’s Brow Pencil or Cargo Cosmetics Brow Pencil. Both have a soft, creamy texture that allows you to fill in those sparse areas with a natural finish. Use short, sharp strokes for best results. Pencils are also good for creating an upward feathered effect.
TOP BROW TIPS FROM JARED BAILEY… Global Brow Expert, Benefit Cosmetics
When you are searching for the perfect brow it’s all about layering. I like to start with brow zings to define the shape or create a shape that’s not there. The second layer is gimme brow, a volumising brow fibre tinted gel that mimics the look of real hair, in the first layer the shape has been defined so now you can add a 3D effect. If you don’t have time to layer then a tinted brow gel is a must have staple in any woman’s make-up bag, it’s like the new mascara, the one product that you can throw on and walk out the door!
My top tip for applying gimme brow is to use short strokes brushing in the direction of the hair growth to build volume and to tame unruly brow hairs. For even more volume and intensity, start by combing in the opposite direction of the hair growth, starting at the end of the brow and then go in the direction of hair growth starting at the beginning of the brow – this like back-combing your brows!
When I fill brows using brow zings I use an ‘ombre’ effect, to keep it looking natural always keep it lighter towards the front/start of the brow, a bit deeper towards the arch (as that’s generally where the hair is more dense) and then lighter again towards the end of the brow. You can release some of the intensity of the product using a brow brush through the start and end of the brow.
For best results, visit your nearest Debenhams Benefit brow bar and have a consultation with one of our Brow experts